Latest TREVI Stories

2009-07-15 16:08:10

A man who made headlines by stealing coins from Rome's famous Trevi Fountain has been arrested three times for climbing the landmark and threatening suicide. The fountain was closed to tourists Monday after Roberto Cancelletto, 57, who was nicknamed D'Artagnan by newspapers during his 30-year career of taking coins from the fountain with a sword-like magnet, climbed to the top of the landmark, cut his stomach with a razor blade and threatened suicide while lamenting his lack of employment,...

2009-04-20 18:52:49

Thousands of padlocks bearing the initials of lovers were removed Monday from the rails of a church facing Rome's Trevi Fountain, workmen said. The two workmen used bolt cutters to remove the locks and said the items were destined for the trash dump, ANSA reported Monday. The custom of young couples marking love locks with dates and their initials was inspired by the 2003 book and film, Three Meters above the Sky, ANSA said. Emulating the protagonists of the story, young couples began...

2008-09-04 06:00:11

By Arnold M. Knightly By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY review-journal Trevi Architectural, which closed Friday because of what its founder said was a "multitude of issues," is under investigation by local, state and federal agencies for possible environmental violations, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection said late last week. "We are taking it very seriously," said division spokesman Dante Pistone, declining to discuss the specifics of the investigation. Trevi Architectural has...

2008-07-18 09:00:51

By Heidi Knapp Rinella Italian sodas colorful, refreshing and made for summer's lazy days By HEIDI KNAPP RINELLA REVIEW-JOURNAL Need a break from the oppressive summer heat? Consider indulging in a tall, cool Italian soda. "They're refreshing," said Nick Catanella, general manager and managing partner of Trevi at the Forum Shops at Caesars. "They're colorful. They're fun. They look cool." "Especially in the heat, it's really refreshing," agreed Nika Yazdani, pastry chef at Fiamma at...

2005-12-08 06:41:21

ROME (Reuters) - The Olympic flame for the 2006 Winter Games set off on a two-month long journey across Italy on Thursday with torchbearers carrying it past Rome's most famous monuments to the Vatican for the Pope's blessing. Italy's President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi lit up the torch and handed it to Olympic marathon champion Stefano Baldini, the first of 10,000 torchbearers who will take it on an 11,000-km (6,835-mile) trek to 140 cities. The Games, which start in Turin on February 10,...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.